My friend and fellow Indianapolis artist Kat Silver asked me if I would be interested in doing some collaborations for a local exhibit. I absolutely LOVE her work, so I jumped at the chance. She is a very skilled artist with a wonderful sense of whimsy, so we decided I would do the background landscapes, which are what I do best, and she would finish it with people, animals, etc., depending on what the piece looks like it needs. I can’t wait to see what we come up with. I think my part is finished, and now Kat will add her lighthearted magic!
Here’s the start of part 2:
Intuitive Abstract painting workshop!
Indy friends, I will be guiding a painting class at the very hip Acceleration gallery on Shelby St., in Fountain Square, on Sunday, April 23, from 2:00-4:00. Wine and beer are included as well as all supplies!! Just show up ready to make a little mess, have some fun, relieve some stress, and take home an abstract painting. The workshop is called Intuitive Abstract painting and I will show you how I completed one of my favorite paintings, Hope – A Tribute to Paris. Cost is $25 per person. It’s a bargain, and even if you think you can’t paint, you will have a blast!
I have a lot going on in September!
Trees ~ an exhibit at Acceleration Art and Photography Gallery in historic Fountain Square featuring artwork related to our arboreal friends.
Hotel Tango, a bar and distillery near historic Fountain Square, which will be a solo exhibit.
IU Methodist Hospital Gallery- starting in August and through September.
If you’re in Indianapolis, please check out these unique and amazing venues.
Bombay Sapphire has chosen this painting as a semi finalist in their Artisan Series contest. Please click on the link below and vote for my painting. I could win a trip to Miami to exhibit my work and Bombay Sapphire will pay for a solo exhibit in Indianapolis! This is really exciting!
This has been re-scheduled for June 25th, 2017 from 2:00 -4:00 PM at Acceleration Art and Photography Gallery. You will learn how to do an abstract intuitive painting using colors that represent a memory, a mood or feeling. The cost is $25 per person and includes all materials, wine and beer! Call now and reserve your spot! 317-744-4839
Wow What a great event and what a lovely setting. We had a great turnout for WOIA presents Art of the Ages. If you are ever in Indianapolis, be sure to check out The Athenaeum. The building is stunning and the arts space is just ethereal. I am so honored and thrilled to have some of my paintings there for the month of April.
I am so thrilled to be one of the contributing artists for this event, and I’m hoping to have completed two more pieces before the opening night. If you happen to be in Indianapolis, the Athenaeum is a very cool historic building and worth visiting in its own right. Rejuvenation Indy will have art there as well. Please come check it out. If you can’t make it to the opening reception, the exhibit will be there the whole month of April. I’ll be there with bells on!
Edible Schoolyard is a fantastic program at First Line charter schools in New Orleans. The kids are involved in every level of planning and maintaining the gardens, and the food is prepared at their cafeterias, where young folks interested in the culinary arts can work with local chefs to prepare the foods they have grown and harvested. Their online auction is open for bidding, and there are some fantastic hand painted watering cans for bid, including one by yours truly. Check it out:
This is a very exciting exhibit that I am thrilled to be part of. Re-Generation Indy is a fantastic program that provides art opportunities to young people. I believe, and research has shown, that participating in art in any form is essential for maximum psychological and cognitive development of children, so that they can feel part of it, rather than just observing politely and quietly from a distance. I haven’t decided yet which pieces I will be showing in this exhibit, but if you happen to be in the Indianapolis area on April 7, please stop by The Athenaeum for the opening reception. There may even be some live music next door at the Rathskellar.
The Athenaeum is a historic building in downtown Indianapolis that was designed by the architectural firm Vonnegut (Bernard Vonnegut Sr. was Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s grandfather) and Bohn and is listed in the National Register of Historic places.